Here's a start on something that could be used. Feel free to edit / improve:
Bioinformatics is the process, or art, of converting biological research outputs into something that can be better understood by other researchers. Bioinformatics can be considered as the intersection of biology, computer science, and maths or statistics. Most bioinformaticians have expertise in one or two of these areas, with more shallow knowledge in the other areas.
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